Man United report referee Manuel Grafe to UEFA

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Things at Manchester United aren't great right now.

Sunday's 1-1 draw with West Ham condemned Jose Mourinho's side to their worst Premier League start in 27 years and the Red Devils are already eight points away from the top four after 13 matches.

Mourinho had an afternoon to forget too. The Portuguese boss was sent to the stands for the second time this season after furiously reacting to referee John Moss' decision to book Paul Pogba for diving in the first half.

The former Chelsea manager kicked a water bottle down the touchline and was subsequently given his marching orders by Moss.

Of course, Moss isn't the first referee and certainly won't be the last to feel Mourinho's wrath but at least he wasn't reported by Man United.

The previous man to officiate at Old Trafford, Manuel Grafe, surprisingly has been, though.

United beat Feyenoord 4-0 in the Europa League last Thursday but Grafe still came under scrutiny after the game.

According to The Mirror, the Premier League side have reported the German to UEFA, however, it isn't actually related to his performance on the pitch.

The report states that Grafe refused to be searched upon his arrival at Old Trafford.

Searches are mandatory for all visitors to the club, but as one on-looker recalled, Grafe wasn't having any of it.

“It was a real stand-off. He was adamant he wasn’t going to be searched but the staff were only doing their job," an unnamed source said.

Man United reported Grafe's refusal to Uefa’s match delegate for the night, Estonian Alnar Leppanen, despite the official later apologising to staff members.

It is unclear whether Grafe will face any further action at this stage.

Security at the ground has stepped up in the last few months after a fake bomb scare caused the postponement of a fixture against Bournemouth in May.

As if referees weren't under enough pressure at Old Trafford, they now know not to mess the club's security team too.

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